Monthly Archives: March 2018

Signifiers — Thoughts From the Coast

Signifier: a symbol, sound, or image (such as a word) that represents an underlying concept or meaning. Admittedly, this is a damn strange word to have stuck in my head for months. When I obsess over a word the bubble … Continue reading

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Portland’s Jefferson High — Why the Name is Essential

  Over the years, the nascent movement to rename Portland’s Thomas Jefferson High School has bubbled just under the surface. Sometimes the heat gets turned up and the discussion breaks out again. We are, once again, in one of those … Continue reading

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Who Are These Kids? #neveragain

  After the Parkland Valentine’s Day massacre, the first time I knew this was going to be different was when I saw those kids on television. I kept saying out loud, “Who are these kids?” Poised. Articulate. Smart. Grieving and … Continue reading

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